Skip to comments.EPA Proposes Strict Limits on Coal Plants
Posted on 03/27/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
EPA Proposes Strict Limits on Coal Plants By RYAN TRACY And KEITH JOHNSON
WASHINGTONThe Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed strict limits on greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants despite warnings from utilities and others that such a step to would lead to the demise of coal-fired electricity generation.
The agency outlined a standard that analysts said would effectively ban new coal-fired stations unless they use carbon-capture technology, which hasn't yet been proven cost-effective.
The EPA said the rule wouldn't apply to existing power plants, including when they make modifications to comply with other air-pollution rules, addressing a major concern of the power industry. The rule would also exempt new plants that are permitted and under construction within the next 12 months, the agency said.
The Obama administration will now take public comments on the proposal, and it isn't clear they will finalize it before the November presidential election.
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Obama in action, again. Killing America. Someone should ask Obama, once he shuts down our coal-fired power, how his Chevy Volt customers are going to charge those fancy golf carts???
This will not stand.
I guess they didn’t get the memo about waiting until after Obama is re-elected so he has more flexibility. I guess with the losers we have running for President they are starting to feel more confident.
“...despite warnings from utilities and others that such a step to would lead to the demise of coal-fired electricity generation.”
That’s the EPA’s intent. I guess the coal industry didn’t get the memo, “President Obama Saves Planet.”
The Bum said electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket!
This could be another sign that Obama needs to shore up his base, in this case, earth-worshiping environmentalists.
One of the many reasons we need to defeat Obama in November.
They got the memo - wait until after the election, then do whatever you want.
Time for a series of TV ads showing rolling blackouts in the near future.
Because Citizens United says you can...
Get rid of the EPA.
Closing coal plants invites rolling blackouts when ever there is a high demand.
Could you superimpose a target over that EPA logo? I’d use it on my next trip to the range.
Newt promised to do that very thing immediately!!!
Ha, ha, classic!
Exactly my point I have made to one of my co-workers who just bought a Volt when I told him that the electricity used to power his golf cart is primarily from coal powered plants he just looked at me with a blank stare.
He really looked like he could use a hug from one of the polar bears he is saving.
The fact that this can be done by regulatory fiat with little public debate and no involvement by Congress is yet another sign of the increasing FedGov tyranny in this country.